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Crayfish Illustrated


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Crayfish, colored pencil and watercolor

About the illustration:
Commissioned by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

About crayfish:

Crayfish are in a class of crustaceans called Malacostraca. Animals in this class have head parts including six segments, one pair of antennules and one pair of antennae, and mouthparts. They have five pairs of legs, the first pair typically being pincers. There are eight thoracic segments. The cephalothorax is covered with a carapace. (Source: Wikipedia)

Taxonomy:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (having a segmented body with appendages on each segment)
Subphylum: Crustacea (having 3 body parts: head, thorax, and abdomen/pleon)
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Suborder: Pleocyemata
Infraorder: Astacidea
Superfamily: Astacoidea

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